Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"It's Time to Party" by Mike Yaconelli

On Monday I heard a portion of this on the radio & wanted to get the full thing. It was podcasted on Air1 but only as part of a much larger audio file. From what has been said on air I wasn't the only one who wanted to get access to it. IT being something written by Mike Yaconelli. I don't know if I would call it an article or a story. It's just a written thing...that I happen to like a lot so I'm posting it.

To make it clear - I didn't write it. I heard it on Air1 radio & credit goes to the author Mike Yaconelli. That should work as citation. Anyway, take the jump to read it. Then think about it.

Monday, September 24, 2012


So I had good news.

Crazy unexpected & good news!

If you're reading this you know that my trip didn't go this year. Well, one of the biggest kickers with it was that I had just purchased the airfare a few days prior to the decision being made to not go. The ticket ran me just under $1,050, which was most of what I had set aside for the trip.

After going through the process of filing a claim with the insurance company that was supposed to be covering my purchase I found out that the reasoning didn't fall under their specified coverage.

After reviewing what I could from them I didn't really see that in the agreement or any of their documentation. Frustrating!

This all happened a few weeks ago. I was feeling pretty helpless with the whole situation until I had an idea the other night, to see if I could get credit for future travel. I wasn't very optimistic but mild desperation limited my options.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Root Issues

One thing I have heard a lot about is getting to an root issue. The heart of the problem. Well today during the service I had a thought.
We live in a corrupt & increasingly decaying culture. In the 6000 years of creation I'm sure there were worse ones but I live in this one so I look at it & think about it a lot.
I've heard it said & seen it with my own eyes that the generation I am apart of is searching for truth. Something to believe in. Something to help us get through life. To live for.
Jesus is the one who is that. Can provide that. Yet so many christian young people hit high school & college & disappear from the sanctuaries & bible studies. They turn to all the other options that are available to try to find meaning & fulfillment. So why does it happen? It's a question I've heard discussed for years & if I were to bet on it, it's a question that's been discussed for much longer.
I'll get into a few of the questions that have come to mind & to the thought that got me into this track of thought after the jump.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Ezekiel 1: 26 - 28

So those who don't know, I'm a big fan of the Old Testament. The main reason is because of how inaccurately maligned it's been in the modern culture. What I was reading today only lends more creedance to fact that those who think that it's all wrath & law haven't ever read it.
The whole chapter of Ezekiel 1 is mirrored in the account of Heaven given in Revelation, so for just that reason I would say it's worth reading!
Anyway, there was phrase that got me so good.
26 And above the expanse over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire; and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with a human appearance.
27 And upward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were gleaming metal, like the appearance of fire enclosed all around. And downward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness around him.
28 Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around.
Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord.
And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Through the senses

As I was driving to the library this morning for another long stretch in the wi-fi bubble looking at job openings, filling out applications, a little bit of follow up, among other things to fill the time, I was struck by a thought.
There is so much to be pleased & happy about in life. The sun was shining through my window. That's all that triggered the thought. Really though, it's got me thinking about all the positive things that I have going for me.
Because it's easiest for me to process thoughts into words while I'm writing, I decided to put em down in another post - below the jump as always.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

"Keep Your Eyes Open" By Needtobreathe


I haven't been doing much writing on here the last few weeks but am planning on changing that, starting with this post.
One thing I have thought a lot about...for months I about behavior modification vs. genuine change. Without ever making the connection I became a big proponent of following ones conscience. Today, on the way home from service I made the connection that many people need behavior modification because they don't follow their conscience.
I'll digress after the break!